We still get together sometimes, Bea, Meja and I. But we never talk about it. It’s some kind of quiet agreement.As if maybe it never happened if we don’t talk about it. But deep inside we know, of course …
This particular night both Meja and I woke ...
We still get together sometimes, Bea, Meja and I. But we never talk about it. It’s some kind of quiet agreement.
As if maybe it never happened if we don’t talk about it. But deep inside we know, of course …
This particular night both Meja and I woke from Bea’s piercing scream. She sat in her bed with her pillow shoved against her face. She said nothing. Didn’t even sniffle. But I saw her leg shaking under the cover.
– You were only dreaming, I whispered. There is nothing
I whispered not to wake Meja, but she was already awake.
– What is it? she asked and leaned over the edge of the
– Nothing, I said. Bea just dreamt something.
Bea shook her head behind the pillow.
– It wasn’t a dream, she said quietly. I saw her, for real.
– Saw who? Meja wondered.
– The ghost, Bea whispered. The girl dressed in white.
Perhaps Elvira should have been suspicious when she was accepted into summer camp even though she signed up a week past the deadline. And perhaps she should have changed her mind and gone home when she ended up in room 213. There are rumors about a ghost in there, people have seen a girl with long red hair, dressed in white, wander around at night.
It begins like a dream summer, with beaches and sunshine and cute guys, but soon mysterious things start to happen.
What is that strange white shadow that appears behind Elvira in all the pictures that her roommate Meja takes? And why do a bunch of the girls’ things disappear at night? Is it true as the rumor says, that room 213 is haunted?
New exciting thriller by Ingelin Angerborn, a writer much praised by critics!
Press voices about Ingelin Angerborn’s previous thriller:
“Butterfly of Sorrow makes you want more.” Norrtelje Tidning
“The author manages to infuse life into people and setting.” Göteborgs-Posten
Press voices about Room 213:
“It gets very, very scary with horrible ghost effects. Contemporary ghost stories tend to get too complicated, with many confusing details to keep track of. Ingelin Angerborn trusts her story without complicating things unnecessarily, and this, interestingly enough, probably makes it much stronger./…/ This is exactly how a book for the middle grades should be; well written, easy to read, exciting and believable.” Lotta Olsson, DN
“The main character, like the reader, starts to wonder what is fantasy and what is real. According to Tzvetan Todorov’s theories, such a hesitation is a criterion of a fantastic story.” Ying Toijer-Nilsson, SvD
“This way the author skillfully ties her story together. It opens with the cocking of a gun, and then the tension stays high, sprinkled with a little romance and humorous dialogue between the children, and ending with a Gothic fiction teaser.” Borås Tidning
“Like Gripe, Angerborn explores the tantalizing thought that fate might not always be fate; that coincidences can shape a pattern. And that the boundaries between what is really happening and what we believe is happening are very fluid.”
“It gives the book an intellectual depth that makes it worth reading. And so does the great characterization and the summer setting.”
“A subtle and enjoyable thriller” Jonna Fries
“When I read Ingelin Angerborn’s latest book, Room 213, I had such a wonderful flashback from my childhood’s summer vacations. I read this in one sitting and felt like I was eleven again! Ingelin Angerborn is fantastically good at meeting (my) expectations! /…/
The tension that arises between the girls when they can not explain what is happening is believable. At the same time there is a great deal of magic, and not all questions are answered. There is a magical shimmer over these events. Once again I am reminded of the similarities to Maria Gripe. And that is certainly not insignificant!” Fru E